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re: If a candidate has been cofounder in a startup, will that increase the possibility of you, handing them an offer? VIEW POST

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re: Periklis Gkolias, What you said about the person being put in an individual contributor & management role is one of the...

I see your points. Though the fact that they CAN do something, doesn't it should bother the company. At least I wouldn't be bothered

Yeah, that is provided your hiring them to not rock the boat which doesn't make any sense to hire them at all. but if you are hiring them for the above type of jobs then having a startup experience can greatly increase the success rate to be executed.

Though I see your point, there's a number of reasons people become co-founders. I wouldn't assume just because they were a co-founder they will rock every boat. In a more fuzzy way this signals an ability for independent thinking and other transferrable skills. All else equal I'll pick the former co-founder over the former soccer team member.

Yes your one of the open minded person. Which it is why it comes down to company directive. On what type of role they are gonna fulfil. With the decisions maker's opinion on what is their ideal candidates he/she is given to select for the job.

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